Carapaz maintains Giro lead

22 May 2022

Carapaz maintains Giro lead

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Giro d'Italia stage 15: Rivarolo Canavese › Cogne, 177km.

The INEOS Grenadiers put in a fine team performance to ensure Richard Carapaz enters the final rest day of the Giro d’Italia as the race leader. 

The Grenadiers took control of the 177km stage to Cogne, ensuring a strong pace on the final two climbs to deter any attacks from Carapaz’s rivals. 

The Ecuadorian then sprinted home with the other GC favourites after Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) had claimed the stage victory from the breakaway.  

In the opening kilometres, Carapaz was involved in a small crash in the peloton but was fortunate to land softly in a field and was able to continue immediatley. 

He was helped back to the peloton by the Grenadiers, who were active in helping to control the bunch in a fast-paced start to stage 15. 

Once the break finally escaped the peloton after over 80km of racing, the Grenadiers took control on the front of the bunch with every rider contributing to the pacemaking. 

Ciccone claimed the stage victory with an impressive solo attack, with Carapaz finishing as part of a reduced peloton which contained the other team leaders.

Richard Carapaz

“I fell at the start of the stage but fortunately there were no consequences, I just had to change bike. Then the stage went smoothly, the race scenario was good. Initially it was a hard race, afterwards we had everything under control.“
Overall standings

1. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) 58:21:28
2. Jai Hindley (Bora - Hansgrohe) +7"
3. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +30".
4. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) +59"
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) +1:01